This is Norwich Sourdough. It was the first sourdough recipe I posted on this blog, and is still one of my most popular recipes. Many people have written to tell me that it was the first sourdough recipe they had success with. This feedback has been wonderfully rewarding for me, but now I am asking for a little bit more in return.
Norwich Sourdough was named in honor of Norwich, Vermont, a lovely small town I had the pleasure of calling home for several years before settling in California. Norwich is also the home of King Arthur Flour, whose Vermont Sourdough bread was the inspiration for Norwich Sourdough.
Now my heart is aching for the people of Vermont, where the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Irene has left thousands of people without their homes and/or their livelihoods. Although the town of Norwich seems to have come through without devastating damage, it will take years for much of the rest of the state to recover, and it makes me cry.
If you have enjoyed Norwich Sourdough, or have learned from or been inspired by anything you have found here on Wild Yeast, I ask you to consider thanking me by making a donation to one of the following organizations assisting in the relief effort in this beautiful state:
I must tell you that all of New England was hit pretty hard. Parts of MA will not be receiving power again until Monday (9/5) at the earliest and the same situation exists in RI. After 4 days, there are still over 100,000 people without power, and possibly even water. I was fortunate to have electricity restored after 40 hours, and that was difficult enough. Please keep all of the NE states in your thoughts and prayers.
THanks for providing these links, Susan…
I have never been to Norwich, but always wanted to visit the state of Vermont, it seems like one of the most beautiful states of this country
Great post and links to help. My mom is in NY and just got her power back yesterday. My aunt/uncle and cousins are still without. Thanks for keeping the Northeast in your thoughts
This is great! I live in Vermont and have been surrounded by the devastation. Thank you for providing the links and your kind thoughts!
My Italian Smorgasbord says
thank you Susan for bringing this to our attention. I will do my part.
Here is a link to some pictures of central VT
web hosting says
Do you mind if I quote a few of your articles as long as I provide credit and sources back to your webpage? My web site is within the exact same niche as yours and my guests would truly benefit from some of the information you present right here. Please let me know if this ok with you. Cheers!